HC Deb 13 July 1876 vol 230 cc1392-3

asked the Postmaster General, If arrangements have been made for conveying the Mails between this Country and North America; and, if he can state to the House what is the nature of them?


in reply, said, no arrangements had yet been made for conveying the mails between this country and the United States after the present contracts had expired. It was not intended, as he thought the right hon. Gentleman knew, to enter into any new contracts, but to send the mails by the most efficient vessels sailing to New York. The existing contracts did not terminate until the end of the year—six months hence.